Robin Maurice Lawson

1932-2018

Robin Maurice  Lawson

Robin was born January 9, 1932 and died October 13, 2018 at the farm where he was born. He was the youngest of six. He met and married the love of his life; the beautiful Joan Scott. They were married for 66 years.

Together they raised seven children, Brian Lawson (Dianne), Penny Webster (Vernon), Angela Lawson-Penny (Paul), Timothy Lawson (Kelli), Colin Lawson (Ellen), Colleen Lawson (John Normand), Kim Burns (Jeff) all the while maintaining and growing their farm. Grandchildren, Nickolas Lawson (Amy Anderson), Jonathan Lawson, Kyle Lawson (Elizabeth), Alexander Webster, Scott Webster, Anjulie Relkow (Mike), Loren Garrett (Melissa), Marcia Lawson, Rosalyn Lawson, (Kegan Cummings), Kristofer Lawson (Akyamaa Twumasi-Boateng), Amy Lawson, Monique Gagne, (Natasha Keleher), Dylan Gagne, James Gagne, Lillian Burns,Adam Burns and great grandchildren, Garrett Relkow, Caitlin Relkow, Kristyn Relkow, Mikhail Relkow, Landon Garrett, Finley Garrett, Piper Garrett, Lawson Reader, Jacob Webster were thoroughly enjoyed. Robin is also survived by a sister, Fern Turner, sister in law, Ada Lawson, many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robin was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Margaret Lawson, brothers, George, LaFay, sisters, Alice Scott (Ronald), Muriel Sewell (Russell), sister in law, Alma Lawson, brother in law, Donald Turner and a stillborn daughter.

He twitched wood from the forests with horses and later various equipment. He cared for his animals and land with great heart and could grow anything he chose to produce a bountiful harvest. He worked construction and road building as a dozer operator. He worked in the woods in the off season with several different crews from Deersdale to Dorn Ridge and several locations in between.

Robin worked at St. Anne Nackawic for 20 years where he made friends in several departments.

He was always willing to help whether friend or stranger and they usually got invited to enjoy a meal skillfully prepared by Joan. They were welcomed to stay the night as needed and didn’t stay strangers; some returning to visit for years to come. He loved visitors and visiting, attending garden club, and participating in agricultural exhibitions. He loved to hunt and tell stories. So many stories. He proudly completed his GED to achieve his high school diploma. Robin was a great reader and followed politics with interest. Robin was an avid blood donor with over 100 donations thru the years. He seldom missed an opportunity to donate. In recent weeks Robin received thoughtful care and attention from the New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program. Special thanks to Wendy and Shelley.

We miss him.

Visitation will be held at The Carleton Funeral Home & Crematorium 337 Lockhart Mill Road Jacksonville on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from  The Carleton Funeral Home Chapel at 1 PM. Interment will be held in the Temperance Vale Baptist Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the River Valley Cancer Support Group or to The Carleton County Animal Shelter.

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